CVS to End Alterations in Beauty Ads

The nation's largest drugstore chain has pledged to put an end to featuring beauty ads in which the appearance of models has been digitally altered, introducing new guidelines that strive for what company officials called "transparency for beauty imagery."

Here’s Why Walmart Is Closing 63 Sam’s Club Stores

Walmart is closing 63 of its Sam’s Club stores, which are located throughout the US and Puerto Rico, Business Insider reports. Sam’s Club CEO John Furner said the locations were affecting other stores, likely referring to cannibalization of customers, and ...

Entrepreneur Launches Affordable Services to Help Black-Owned Businesses Incorporate, Negotiate Contracts, and More

Legal research and writing company expands to provide business writing and management for busy entrepreneurs who wear many hats, and small businesses operating without a full-time staff.

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Education About African Heritage into an Arts & Crafts Business

Thinking about starting a business as a youth these days reaches farther into the creative realm than a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Children today are discovering ways to educate and make a difference in how the story is told ...

Clothing Giant H&M Apologizes For Featuring Black Boy in a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” Hoodie

Multi-national clothing retail company, H&M, has received sharp criticism from the public following a “racist” photo of a young black boy wearing a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie featured on their website.

ICYMI: Walmart Boosts Employee Wages after President Trump's Tax Cuts

"Walmart is boosting the minimum hourly wage for its U.S. employees to $11 and dishing out bonuses of up to $1,000, crediting President Trump's tax cut for enabling the move. …

Cannabis Taxes Could Generate $132 Billion, Create 1.1 Million Jobs by 2025

New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics, and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, released a new study, Cannabis In the U.S. Economy: Jobs, Growth and Tax Revenue, examining what full adult use legalization of cannabis could generate in ...

NAACP Calls H&M Ad Racist and Unacceptable

The NAACP condemns the recent advertisement by H&M, which pictured a young Black child wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the label “the coolest monkey in the jungle,” as an unacceptable racist and derogatory action.

Wells Fargo Invests $6.6 Million in Lending Capital and Grants for Black Businesses

Wells Fargo, the nation’s third-largest bank, is awarding $6.6 million in lending capital and grants to 12 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) nationally that black-owned small businesses and others can use to flourish and create jobs.

Texas Native Defies Odds in Technology as CEO of Black Tech in Nashville

Dr. Fallon Wilson defied the odds stacked against her and took a roundabout way to a career in the technology field. Now she’s making a splash in Music City as the CEO and co-founder of Black in Tech Nashville, which ...

Cricket Wireless Ended 2017 by Giving Back

Three local college-bound students classified as “homeless” due to Hurricane Harvey were surprised by Houston celebrities who gave each student a $1,000 shopping spree at the Galleria Mall.

Houston Entrepreneur Wins $23,000 In Business Pitch Competitions

January 2017, entrepreneur Deidre Mathis, won her first business pitch of the year at the Texas Black Expo, taking 2nd place and $1,500. Soon after, she beat out dozens of teams to win 3rd place and $4,000 during the Houston ...

Essence Ventures Announces Acquisition of Essence Communications from Time Inc.

Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, today announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc.

3 Ways To Avoid Toxic Financial Advice And Rash Decisions

Investors hear so much conflicting information and advice in the media these days that it’s perhaps easier than ever to become confused and make decisions based on emotion rather than on sound financial advice with a well-structured financial plan.

#PoweringGood: The Outdoor Power Equipment Industry Helps Others Give Back

Digging out after a winter snow storm can be a lot of hard work. But thanks to many people who use their snow throwers to clear not only their own driveway, but also their neighbors’, the job is made easier.